FACE MASKS IN COVID- 19- POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS

COVID- 19 ; Important potential side effects of wearing face masks . SOURCE- BMJ2020;369 m2003 doi; 10, 1136/ BMI.m2003( Published 21 May 2020) . 1.Wearing a mask may give a false sense of security and make people adopt a reduction in compliance with other important infection control measures. 2.People must avoid touching their masks and adopt other management measures, otherwise masks are counter productive 3.The quality and volume of speech between people wearing masks is considerably compromised and they may unconsciously come closer 4.Wearing a mask makes the exhaled air go into the eyes. This generates an impulse to touch the eyes. If your hands are contaminated, you are infecting yourself 5.MOST IMPORTANT- Face masks make breathing more difficult. Moreover, a fraction of carbon dioxide previously exhaled is inhaled at each respiratory cycle. Those phenomena increase breathing frequency and deepness and they may worsen the burden of COVID- 19, if infected people wearing masks spread more contaminated air. This may also worsen the clinical condition of infected people if the enhanced breathing pushes the viral load down into their lungs. The innate immunity 's efficacy is highly dependent on the viral load. If masks determine a humid habitat where SARS- COV- 2 can remain active because of the water vapour continuously provided by breathing and captured by the mask fabric, they determine an increase in viral load ( by re- inhaling exhaled viruses) and therefore they can cause a defeat of the innate immunity and an increase in infections THANKS. - An editing of earlier post - and this is from authentic SOURCE- BMJ published yesterday

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Helpful post sir. Hypothetically correct. But every one is protecting themselves with most of the contagious respiratory illnesses by wearing face mask. 2ndly chances of misconception, about of use of mask ,should not go in society which is very important at this time. Better to avoid going out of home in Lock down. Use of mask os must whenever going out. Healthcare workers should wear mask and face shield. Lastly we should learn to live with this.. Thank you sir.
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Very nice post sir At places where there is no aerosolisation and well ventilated space with 3 feet distance between patient and doctor Surgical mask can be used to prevent hypoxia and hypercarbia caused by N 95 mask
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Social Distance,Hand Hygiene & Immunity boosting is the only way to manage not only covid but hundreds of diseases on d way to come in future
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It is very decently shown the opposite side of mask. I and many mor request to give all norms of masks for Doctor community.
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Thanks break myth of mask use
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